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Hay harvested acres estimate down

The USDA has lowered their hay harvested area estimate from the March guess. 51.531 million acres of all types of hay are expected to be harvested in 2024, 31,000 less than in the March projection and 2% lower than 2023, partially due to smaller... Read More.

Minnesota farmer says hay crop quantity okay, quality mixed

First crop alfalfa is getting put up in west-central Minnesota. Natasha Mortenson of Benson says spring rain helped with tonnage. “We’ve been pretty lucky. The weather was so goofy this spring with the nice weather, then the cold weather, then the rain. And actually... Read More.

Hay Bale Fire Friday Night Near Turon

By Lucky Kidd RENO COUNTY, Kan. — A hay bale fire that started Friday night at Turon Feedlot is expected to continue burning for several days. Reno County Fire Administrator Travis Vogt said the fire was reported about 9:30... Read More.

Hay harvested area expected to decline

The USDA is projecting lower hay harvested area in 2024. That’s due to a decline in planted area caused by the ongoing drier than normal conditions in several states. The harvested area estimate for all types of hay is 51.562 million acres, 2% less than... Read More.

Hay supply under pressure in Tennessee

Moderate rainfall and warm temperatures were two features of February in Tennessee. The USDA says those conditions have helped pastures bounce back from drought last fall and the deep freeze in January, with early season grasses starting to emerge. That should help relieve some of... Read More.